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Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
by Max Lucado

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Related topics: Inspirational

You change your life by changing your heart.
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Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

 

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

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Lower your expectations of earth.
This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.
- Max Lucado

There is a time for risky love.
There is a time for extravagant gestures.
There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love.
And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it.
- Max Lucado

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

The power of faith will often shine forth the most
when the character is naturally weak.
- Augustus Hare

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have
faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther

A man of courage is also full of faith.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

Faith consists in believing when it is
beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
- Miguel de Unamuno

To me faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Faith is reason grown courageous.
- Sherwood Eddy

It takes vision and courage to create -
it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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